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Pensacola – Local favorites Longreef releasing new EP ‘Dirty Motel’

A favorite band of local Pensacola natives (as well as having a growning number of fans all over), Longreef from Australia is releasing there 2nd EP ‘Dirty Motel’ to rave reviews. Now available packaged at their live shows (see the Longreef Tour Schedule) and including a bonus DVD ‘Live at the Boulevard’, Longreef’s latest offering is sure to please fans and new listeners alike. The EP is also scheduled to be released on iTunes June 12th.

The EP starts out with the soon to be released to radio, ‘She Likes The Ladies’ - a rocking tune that is one of those songs that you will be singing along to in no time, with the hard driving vocals from lead singer Josh Barker, this one is sure to climb the charts! The title track ‘Dirty Motel’ starts out with a signature funky guitar lick from resident guitar master Nick Miller, and builds up with a sharp bass line from the slap guru Jim Wark growing to a fevered pitch with the hard driving beat from Aaron Carruthers mad pounding drum skills. The next song ‘How Long’ starts out a bit slower, with Josh’s vocals just dripping with the emotion of the song, and then breaking into an always well done chorus. ‘Want Me Back’ (which is as of this writing, currently available as a free download at artistdirect.com) is quickly becoming a crowd favorite at their live shows, and showcases all of the band members talents. The EP ends with the beautiful ballad ‘Sweet Emotion’ which is a song that Longreef has been playing as a fan favorite since early 2011.

You can hear the tightness of Longreef which has been honed by constantly touring and practicing until their songs are perfect, and the band never disappoints at their live shows. With a busy tour schedule this coming summer that will take them north to Wisconsin and along the beaches of the East Coast, and will see them playing concerts with Puddle of Mudd in Wisconsin, and at the Verizon Wireless American Music Festival 2012 in Virginia Beach with Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult, O.A.R, and Train. Longreef is taking the country by storm with their amazing music and down to earth Aussie charm.

You can see Longreef play here locally this Friday night, May 18th at the Fish House, but they won’t return until October so get your Longreef fix now!

Longreef - Deck Bar Pensacola

Longreef - Deck Bar Pensacola


Pensacola – An Awesome Local Band to see – Longreef

Longreef is one of those bands that the first time you hear them you are blown away, and that the more you hear, the more you realize what a phenomenal and solid band they really are. 4 guys from Australia, now living in Pensacola/Perdido Key Florida, these guys have been hard at work for the past year and a half or so playing tons of shows all over the US including festivals like the original Deluna Fest on Pensacola Beach. Sharing the stage with bands like Seether, Gary Allan and Taproot, Longreef played over 150 shows in 11 states and 30 cities this past year, and are gathering a growing and loyal following from giving not only amazing shows, but being some of the nicest guys around that always have time to talk to the fans. This year they are planning to visit even more cities and the Longreef 2012 tour  is sure to be rocking!

Last year, their debut single Lonely, included on their debut Longreef EP reached 33 in the Billboard Top 40 R&R radio charts, and they are on the verge of releasing a music video for their second single “She Likes the Ladies” which is sure to be a hit! While the band has a large repertoire of fantastic covers, they stand apart from a lot of bands because they have some great songwriting talent and are putting out top rate original songs. From their first single Lonely, to other great originals like “7am”, “Can’t Live Without”, and the upcoming “She Likes the Ladies”, Longreef is making their mark by creating fantastic original music. Coming out soon and available through iTunes, Amazon, and at all their live shows will be their DVD “Live at the BLVD”, and their highly anticipated second EP “Dirty Motel”.

Longreef are regulars at the Pensacola Fish House and Live Bait in Orange Beach, and can also be seen at other close by venues like Bamboo Willie’s at Pensacola Beach, A.j.s in Destin, and the IP Casino in Biloxi. The lead singer Josh has an amazing voice that is always right on pitch, and is one of those rare vocalists that imparts the true emotion behind a song. Nick Miller, the lead guitarist is incredible and can shred with the best of them – all great guitarists have a unique sound, especially when playing originals, and Nick is no exception; he can make his guitar sing, weep, and scream at will. Jim Wark not only plays a hard driving bass, but provides some great harmonies for Josh, and takes over lead vocals on some songs to give the band a full and melodic sound. Rounding it out and keeping it together, Aaron Carruthers brings the ever on time drumbeats, always keeping it and the band tight and even occasionally switching places with Josh for a song or two. Longreef’s live shows are always amazing and the energy that reciprocates between the crowd and band grows from the beginning to end of each show.

After having seen Longreef play many times, I can say that their shows are “must see”, and the guys are “must meet”. I have always come away from one of their live shows feeling highly energized, and often find myself humming one of their original songs.

You can visit Longreef on the web at the following:

Official Site: http://www.longreefmusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/longreef

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/longreef-ep/id446240304








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